1. noun an analogy / a simile / a metaphor / an allegory
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: Middle Chinese: yuH; a variant of simplified 谕 / traditional 諭 and archaic or Korean 喩; in the sense of 比方 (CCD '喻' 3; Kroll 2015 '喻'; Unihan '喻')
  2. proper noun Yu
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Names 名字 , Concept: Surname 姓氏
    Notes: (CCD '喻' 4)
  3. verb to explain
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (CCD '喻' 1)
  4. verb to understand
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: For example, 家喻户晓 'every family and household knows' (CCI p. 34; CCD '喻' 2)

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  • 譬喻 simile / rhetorical comparison / analogy ; Avadana (parables) / Apadāna
  • 比喻 a simile / a metaphor / an analogy / a figure of speech ; to compare two things
  • 不言而喻 it goes without saying / it is self-evident
  • 家喻户晓(家喻戶曉) every family and household knows / understood by everyone / well known

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